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A rocket body impacted the Moon on March 4, 2022, near Hertzsprung crater, creating a double crater roughly 28 meters wide in the longest dimension. LROC NAC M1407760984R; image enlarged 3x Credits: NASA/Goddard/Arizona State University

Space junk crash leaves double crater in moon

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The moon has a new and unusual double crater after a mysterious piece of rocket space junk slammed into the lunar surface

Honey Bee on Pea flower, Muogamarra Nature Reserve Australia

Bees in ‘lockdown’ to stop parasite spread

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The NSW government has ordered a lockdown of bee hives after the discovery of a deadly foreign parasite that has decimated bee populations overseas

This photo taken between April and May 2022, and released by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory on June 23, 2022, shows a sampling sites among the mangroves of the French Caribbean archipelago of Guadeloupe, where the giant bacteria Ca Thiomargarita magnifica was found. - Scientists say they have discovered the world's largest variety of bacteria in the mangroves of Guadeloupe. At up to two centimetres (three-quarters of an inch), "Thiomargarita magnifica" is not only around 5,000 times bigger than most bacteria -- it boasts a more complex structure, according to a study published in the journal Science on June 23, 2022. (Photo by Pierre-Yves PASCAL / Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory / AFP) / XGTY / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / LAWRENCE BERKELEY NATIONAL LABORATORY / PIERRE-YVES PASCAL" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Big bacteria the ‘Mt Everest’ of microbiology

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The discovery of a giant bacteria is giving microbiology a ‘shake up’, as the whopper found in mangrove water up-ends what was previously known about the size and structure of a single cell

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Census reveals changing shape of Australia

Waving Australia flag in the air.
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The 2021 Census data reveals a nation of 25.5 million people of diverse backgrounds, speaking a number of languages, practising different religious faiths and living in a mix of dwellings

Meet the ugliest mutt on Earth

Mr. Happy Face looks towards the camera before the start of the World's Ugliest Dog Competition in Petaluma, California on June 24, 2022. - Mr. Happy Face, a 17-year-old Chinese Crested, saved from a hoarder's house, won the competition taking home the $1500 prize. (Photo by JOSH EDELSON / AFP)
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An ageing Mr Happy Face has won the World’s Ugliest Dog crown – now he’s winning fans around the globe with his story of survival and a second chance at love after being rescued last year

Aussie teen drafted to the NBA

BROOKLYN, NY - JUNE 23: Dyson Daniels poses for a portrait after being drafted by the New Orleans Pelicans during the 2022 NBA Draft on June 23, 2022 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by Steve Freeman/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Bendigo teenager Dyson Daniels has hit the big time in style, picked by the News Orleans Pelicans at the annual NBA draft and rocking a snappy silver suit fit for a young instant millionaire

NASA rocket launches from NT

US space agency NASA launched a commercial rocket from Arnhem Space Centre. Picture: Equatorial Launch Australia
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A NASA rocket lit up the skies above the Arnhem Space Centre at Sunday night’s launch, the first rocket to leave Australian soil in 26 years and the space agency’s first outside the USA

Aussie cities fall in world liveability ranks

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - MAY 31: People get their morning exercise walking alongside the Yarra River on May 31, 2021 in Melbourne, Australia. Lockdown restrictions remain in place across Victoria in response to a growing COVID-19 cluster in Melbourne's northern suburbs. During the seven-day "circuit-breaker" lockdown, residents can only leave home for five reasons: care and caregiving, exercise, work and to buy groceries, or to get vaccinated. The lockdown is effective from 11:59 pm Thursday 27 May to 11:59 pm Thursday 3 June 2021. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)
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The world’s best cities to live in have been revealed and there are some surprising results as we learn to live with Covid-19. Guess which Australian city finished the highest

Classroom ‘doggie dates’ reduce stress

30/09/2021: Wheenie - This South Australian Miniature Schnoodle  works as a therapy dog at Settlers farm Primary School. Picture Kelly Barnes
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Stress is bad for learning, behaviour, health and wellbeing – and there are many ways schools are trying to tackle it. But new research suggests the best way is having a canine classmate

La Nina’s over but don’t put your umbrella away yet

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As heavy rain lashed Bondi Beach Eloise Bekker (2) and her sister Felicity (4) were out exploring the suburb they are moving to soon with their parents Anthony and Alexandra.

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Just when we thought we had seen the end of the La Nina climate driver responsible for dumping all that rain, the weather bureau is warning it could be back for a third year in a row

World’s largest fish caught in Cambodia

The world's biggest freshwater fish, a giant stingray, that weighs 661 pounds (300 kilograms) is pictured with International scientists, Cambodian fisheries officials and villagers at Koh Preah island in the Mekong River south of Stung Treng province, Cambodia June 14, 2022. Picture taken with a drone on June 14, 2022. Chhut Chheana/Wonder of Mekong/Handout via REUTERS ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. NO RESALES NO ARCHIVES
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A giant stingray weighing a whopping 300kg and measuring 4m long has been caught by Cambodian fishermen – and released back into the Mekong River

What do I have to do to pester Putin?

mark knight toon for shs june 19 2022
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Cartoonist Mark Knight feels a bit left out not making Russian President Vladimir Putin’s list of banned Aussies

Extra-curricular kids happier and healthier

A multi-ethnic group of high school age girls are taking aerobic dance fitness class at the gym.
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Children who play sport, learn an instrument or even just muck around with friends after school are more likely to feel happier and healthier than kids who are parked in front of a screen

Deadliest snakes could save lives

KIDS NEWS: Australian eastern brown snake being defensive. Picture: Ken Griffiths/supplied
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Among the world’s deadliest snakes, Australia’s eastern brown and scaled viper could soon enjoy a popularity surge as a protein in their venom significantly slows patient blood loss after injury

Last days to enter Short Story Competition

KIDS NEWS 2022 Short Story Competition: SMARTdaily - Freja Lee, 9, grandma Patricia Lee and brother Oskar Lee, 11. Picture: supplied
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There’s still two days to enter the Kids News 2022 Short Story Competition – prime time to forage through your family’s stories and give your favourite a fictional makeover before entries close

Aussie soccer kid to star in Spain

DAILY TELEGRAPH JUNE 13, 2022. Sydney kid Cruz Cummins, 10, will representing Australia at the IBER Cup Tournament in the U12 team in Spain and Portugal on June 26, where he will compete against Ronaldos son, Ronaldo Jr. Pictured at the Fraser Park Football Club in Marrickville. Picture: Jonathan Ng
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He’s just 10-years-old, but Sydney soccer player Cruz Cummins is flying high, bound for the IBER Cup International Youth Football Tournament before meeting talent scouts from Manchester United

Try Harold’s delicious and nutritious smoothie

Healthy Harold the giraffe from LifeEd loves to drink milk. For Kids News
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Healthy Harold knows milk is a great way to get the calcium he needs. You can get yours too with Harold’s delicious rainbow smoothie recipe. WATCH THE VIDEO

Find the Short Story Comp entry form here

Funny books rule for Aussie kids. The top 50 most popular kids's fiction books of the past decade have been revealed - and they are dominated by laugh-out-loud, cheeky reads. Grade four student Natalie Morgan (11) is a fan of funny books.Natalie writes her own story for the Kids News Short Story Competition. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
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Don’t miss out on the Kids News Short Story Competition. Entries close on Friday, June 24. Find the online entry form and more info here

Ancient giraffe ancestor was a headbanger

Intermale competitions involving members of the giraffe family are seen in an undated illustration. In the foreground, two males of the extinct species Discokeryx xiezhi that lived 17 million years ago in what is now the Xinjiang region of northwestern China are seen. In the background, two males of the modern giraffe species Giraffa camelopardalis that inhabits parts of sub-Saharan Africa are pictured. Wang Yu and Guo Xiaocong
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An ancient relative of today’s docile giraffe was a hardened, head-bashing battler, as males slugged it out in a bid to win a female mate around 17 million years ago in the grasslands of China

‘Little Picasso’ takes art world by storm

A painting by Andres Valencia, 10, who has been hailed as Little Picasso. Picture: Instagram @andresvalenciaart
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Parents cherish every artwork that makes it home, but if the exploding international interest in 10-year-old Californian Andres Valencia is any measure, not all classroom art is created equal

Black hole eats an Earth every second

This handout photograph released by The European Southern Observatory on March 24, 2021, shows the polarised view of the black hole in the Messier 87 (M87) galaxy, with lines marking the orientation of polarisation, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole by The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration. - The astronomers who gave the world it's first true glimpse of a black hole have produced another landmark image, this time capturing the polarised light swirling around the same star-eating monster's magnetic fields. But it is more than just a pretty picture. Never before has it been possible to measure polarisation -- which causes light waves to vibrate in a single plane -- so close to the edge of a black hole.  The new observations, based on data collected by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) in 2017, are key to understanding how a galaxy can project streams of energy thousands of lightyears outward from its core, more than 300 scientists reported Wednesday in a pair of studies. (Photo by Handout / European Southern Observatory / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO /EUROPEAN SOUTHERN OBSERVATORY " - NO MARKETING - NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
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A giant black hole 500 times bigger than the one in our galaxy has been spotted by an international team of astronomers led by the Australian National University – and this is one very hungry hole

Kids inspire sustainable switch

3/6/22. MOO is now using plastic that has been washed up on beaches and found in oceans to create environmentally friendly tubs and lids. Minnie Saunders - 11 and Nevada Maio - 11 from Parkside Primary school, where the idea about recycling started from. Picture: Keryn Stevens
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Some hard questions at a primary school careers day prompted MOO yoghurt boss Mick Sanders to find a sustainable packaging solution using 100 per cent recycled plastic washed up on beaches

Pet rock hitches ride on Mars rover

NASA's Mars Perseverance rover acquired this image of the area in front of it using its onboard Front Left Hazard Avoidance Camera A. This image was acquired on May 26, 2022 (Sol 449) at the local mean solar time of 15:39:48. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
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NASA’s Perseverance rover has picked itself up a pet rock as it explores Mars, carrying the rocky hitchhiker for about 8.5km and counting

Beetroot boosts sporting performance

For The Weekly Times Country Living gardening Feb 24 2021:  For a root vegetable in your garden think about planting beetroot. Picture: Fawcett Media
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If you’ve got a big sporting comp coming up, you might want to put beetroot on your menu after Australian researchers found the vegetable can give athletes a competitive edge

Cartoon celebrates wiggly World Cup win

mark Knight cartoon on Australia reaching the World Cup finals
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What chance did Peru have against goalie Andrew Redmayne and his wiggly mates in Australia’s World Cup qualifier, asks cartoonist Mark Knight

How social media can help your storytelling

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - The Telegraph,
June 9, 2022: 
11 Year old  Scarlett Bullock preparing for her Kids News Short Story Writing Competition  in Manly.
Picture:  Jeremy Piper
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Still looking for inspiration for the Kids News Short Story Competition? If you post or create drafts of anything in social media, chances are you are sitting on a treasure trove of top ideas

Elephant ‘Happy’ … but not a person

Female Asian elephant Happy looking at herself in mirror at the Bronx Zoo in New York. Happy showed researchers that pachyderms can recognize themselves in a mirror _ a highly complex behavior previously known in only a few other species. (AP Photo/National Academy of Sciences, Courtesy of Joshua Plotnik, Frans de Waal, and Diana Reiss.)
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The US Court of Appeals has closed the gate on the question of whether Happy the elephant has the same rights under the law as a human being, ruling the ‘magnificent creature’ is not a person

Wiggly jig helps Aussies to World Cup

DOHA, QATAR - JUNE 13: Australia celebrate after defeating Peru in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Playoff match between Australia Socceroos and Peru at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium on June 13, 2022 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Joe Allison/Getty Images)
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The Socceroos have qualified for the World Cup in a sudden-death shootout, won after goalie Andrew Redmayne’s rousing routine of what looked a lot like the Wiggles’ Hot Potato

Chores could boost kids’ brains

Happy little girl doing housework
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It might sound like a tall tale cooked up by parents keen to escape the kitchen, but a new study suggests kids could get a brain boost by making family meals and helping out more with housework

Biloela family home at last

BILOELA, AUSTRALIA - JUNE 12:  Tharnicaa Nadesalingam celebrates her fifth birthday with her parents Priya and Nades and her sister Kopika on June 12, 2022 in Biloela, Australia. Four years ago, the Nadesalingam family, a Sri Lankan couple seeking asylum and their two Australian-born children, were removed from their home in central Queensland by the Australian Border Force and taken to immigration detention when their immigration protection visas expired. After a multi-year campaign led by members of the central Queensland community of Biloela, the incoming Labor government has released the family from detention, permitting them to return to live and work and Biloela on a bridging visa.  (Photo by Dan Peled/Getty Images)
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The Nadesalingam family is back home in the Queensland town of Biloela after four years in immigration detention – just in time for a very special birthday party

Shark cam captures life and death struggles

Cameras fitted to tiger sharks in Western Australia are giving scientists an unprecedented view of the life and death struggles of the predators and their prey. Picture: Alex Kydd
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Cameras fitted to tiger sharks in Western Australia are giving scientists an unprecedented view of the life and death struggles of the predators and their prey

E-skin to give robots the human touch

Ravinder Dahiya who has developed an electronic skin.
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Scientists are developing an electronic skin that is almost as sensitive as human skin when touched

Crackling campfire or healthy coral reef?

A clownfish in an anemone (credit Tim Lamont, Lancaster University)
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Scientists have discovered that a healthy coral reef sounds a bit like a crackling campfire. Now they hope to monitor coral health around the globe after training AI to listen to the surprise “song of the reef”

NASA to launch rockets from the NT

The Arnhem Space Centre
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NASA rockets haven’t launched from Australian shores since the tail-end of last century – now three will lift off from the Northern Territory’s new space centre by the middle of next month

Louis’ antics steal the show at Jubilee party

Mark Knight cartoon for SHS
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Young Prince Louis calls an end to the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations as only a child can in Mark Knight’s latest cartoon for Kids News

Look out for rare planetary show

A diagram of the planets in our solar system with the planets names
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Five planets will align in their natural order from the Sun in the early morning sky this month, the first time this planetary show has happened in almost 18 years

New Kosciuszko koalas adapted to survive

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - SEPTEMBER 14: A female koala named 'Spinnaker Petal' is seen eating Eucalyptus in her pen at Port Macquarie Koala Hospital on September 14, 2020, in Port Macquarie, Australia. Established in 1973 the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital has 150 volunteers, a specialised treatment room, intensive care unit and rehabilitation yards. The team were instrumental in treating bushfire affected koalas during what has become known as Australia's Black Summer, however, more common treatments are given for road accident trauma, dog attacks and disease, such as Chlamydia. A New South Wales parliamentary inquiry released in June 2020 has found that koalas will become extinct in the state before 2050 without urgent government intervention. Making 42 recommendations, the inquiry found that climate change is compounding the severity and impact of other threats, such as drought and bushfire, which is drastically impacting koala populations by affecting the quality of their food and habitat. The plight of the koala received global attention in the wake of Australia's devastating bushfire season which saw tens of thousands of animals killed around the country. While recent fires compounded the koala's loss of habitat, the future of the species in NSW is also threatened by continued logging, mining, land clearing, and urban development. Along with advising agencies work together to create a standard method for surveying koala populations, the inquiry also recommended setting aside protected habitat, the ruling out of further opening up of old-growth state forest for logging and the establishment of a well-resourced network of wildlife hospitals in key areas of the state staffed by suitably qualified personnel and veterinarians. The NSW Government has committed to a $44.7 million koala strategy, the largest financial commitment to protecting koalas in the state's history. (Photo by Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images)
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A previously unknown koala population in Kosciuszko National Park adds ‘insurance’ against species extinction as rare sightings over the past 80 years make the discovery an even bigger surprise

The Aussie sport star you should know more about

SOUTHERN PINES, NORTH CAROLINA - JUNE 05: Minjee Lee of Australia poses with the trophy after winning the 77th U.S. Women's Open at Pine Needles Lodge and Golf Club on June 05, 2022 in Southern Pines, North Carolina.   Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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Australian golfer Minjee Lee has scored the biggest win of her career, taking home the US Open trophy and $2.5 million in prize money

Teen puts pilot’s wings before wheels

WEEKEND TELEGRAPH: MAY 21,2022


Chloe Familton (16 years of age) of Cherrybrook at Camden airport. Chloe recently obtained her full Recreational PilotÕs licence through the Air Activity Centre with her father Scott Familton.
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The sky’s the limit for 16-year-old high school student Chloe Familton – a qualified solo pilot with more hours in the cockpit than behind the wheel of a car

Traffic noise spells trouble for school learning

Pagewood Public school's Lollipop Lady , Denise Page at work , guiding students and parents over the crossing to school. Denise is retiring after 13 years helping children across the road in Page Street, Outside the school. Picture: John Appleyard
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Noise pollution policymakers may need to listen up, as a European study shows students need a little bit of shush around their school in order to develop working memory and improved attentiveness

Party time to mark Queen’s historic reign

Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge (R) holds his ears as he stands next to Britain's Queen Elizabeth II to watch a special flypast from Buckingham Palace balcony following the Queen's Birthday Parade, the Trooping the Colour, as part of Queen Elizabeth II's platinum jubilee celebrations, in London on June 2, 2022. - Huge crowds converged on central London in bright sunshine on Thursday for the start of four days of public events to mark Queen Elizabeth II's historic Platinum Jubilee, in what could be the last major public event of her long reign. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP)
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Queen Elizabeth II has been on the throne for 70 years, longer than any other British monarch before her. You’ll never guess how Australia celebrated the milestone

Monster prehistoric Aussie plant discovered

The seagrass Posidonia australis was found in the shallows of Shark Bay in WA. It is the largest plant on Earth and at least 4500 years old. Picture: University of Western Australia
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Australian scientists have found the largest known plant on Earth in the UNESCO World Heritage Shark Bay of WA – and it’s 4500 years old

Golden chance for jobs in sport

Matildas captain Sam Kerr poses for a photograph before a press conference at HBF Park in Perth, Friday, June 26, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright) NO ARCHIVING
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Australia is on the verge of a “golden decade” of sport, with a host of international events headed our way, but still many teens and their parents don’t recognise career opportunities in sport

Lion with mullet causes uproar at Chinese zoo

Hang Hang at Guangzhou Zoo in China, sports a unique mane. Zookeepers insist his golden locks were left limp and droopy by the 32C heat and 89% humidity. Hang Hang was snapped trawling around his enclosure with a fellow lion on May 29, and a caretaker said photos of the 'do attracted more visitors.', Picture: Supplied
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Even lions can have a bad hair day. Just ask Hang Hang. The big cat’s once glorious mane looks more like a mullet, with keepers blaming hot and humid weather

‘Voldemort’ sledge backfires

Mark Knight - Voldemort cartoon for Kids News.
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New government minister Tanya Plibersek has learnt the hard way that name calling is not on in federal politics any more, according to cartoonist Mark Knight

Megalodon loses food fight with great white shark

Megalodon prehistoric shark, artwork
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An epic clash between aquatic apex predators may have helped drive the megalodon to extinction once they were forced to compete for food with the fearsome and fast great white shark

Aussie rides into cycling history

VERONA, ITALY - MAY 29: Jai Hindley of Australia and Team Bora - Hansgrohe Pink Leader Jersey celebrates at podium with the Trofeo Senza Fine as overall race winner during the 105th Giro d'Italia 2022, Stage 21 a 17,4km individual time trial stage from Verona to Verona / ITT / #Giro / #WorldTour / on May 29, 2022 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)
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Australian cyclist Jai Hindley has won the Giro d’Italia, becoming only the second Aussie to take a Grand Tour title as he reunites with his parents at the finish line after more than two years apart

Fiery planet burns around sun-like star

While this artist’s impression shows what scientists think 55 Cancri e might look like, the James Webb Space Telescope will soon deliver images of the real thing, a rocky planet with a diameter almost twice that of Earth, orbiting close to its sun. Picture: NASA/ESA/CSA/Dani Player/STScI
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NASA’s powerful James Webb Space Telescope will soon reveal hotly anticipated images of burning lava planet 55 Cancri e, racing around its sun-like star like a ‘super-hot super-Earth’

Dig deeper on International Dinosaur Day

Melbourne Museum Life-like Baby Triceratops puppet unveiling of Melbourne Museum's triceratops exhibition.      Sam 4, bumps into the baby triceratops in the Forest Gallery.                 Picture: David Caird
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A Melbourne palaeontologist has shared some of his favourite dinosaur facts as the creatures take centre stage on their international day. WATCH THE VIDEO

Google AI to help rescue Great Barrier Reef

A critically endangered hawksbill turtle about to eat a small jellyfish at Saxon Reef on the Great Barrier Reef, off the coast of Cairns on February 25, 2022. Picture: Shannon Myers/Down Under Cruise and Dive
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Global tech giant Google has teamed up with CSIRO scientists to tackle the crown-of-thorns starfish that preys on coral and is one of the top three threats to the Great Barrier Reef’s future

Ukrainian teens find friends in smiley Sydney

DAILY TELEGRAPH. MAY 28, 2022..

Pictured in Lidcombe today are Ukrainian Refugee Teenagers Nika Kovalneko 14, Anhelina Shevchuk 14 and Sofia Shamanskaya 14, who are finding new friends and learning English at the Ukrainian Youth Association in Lidcombe. Picture: Tim Hunter.
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Smiling at strangers in the street is just one way that life is very different for more than 20 teen refugees seeking safety and friendship in Sydney after leaving the war in Ukraine far behind

Have you read these Aussie kids’ favourites?

SATURDAY DAILY TELEGRAPH - 8/12/17

TV personality, comedian and author David Walliams visits Erskineville Public School to launch his new book. L to R, Kindy students with David - Olive Corben, Charlie Stewart, David Walliams, Aja Shooter and Maddox Topping. Pic, Sam Ruttyn
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Australian kids love funny, naughty and cheeky books. Is your favourite on the list of top 50 most popular children’s books of the past decade?

Funny photos focus on serious pothole problem

Alex Dyson has collaborated with Fix our rural roads to draw attention to the fact that South-West Victoria has some of the worst bits of bitumen in the country. , Picture: Facebook
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Alex Dyson looks like he’s having a laugh but his funny photographs aim to highlight a serious problem on rural roads

Demons adopt Indigenous name

Melbourne Demons Steven May, far left, and Jack Viney, far right launch the Narrm Football Club along with Indigenous artist Ky-ya Nicholson Ward Ben Gibson / Melbourne Football Club
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Melbourne Football Club has adopted its traditional Indigenous name for two rounds of the AFL season in a move the club hopes will promote education and important conversations

Young Aussies quite keen on Queen

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 15: (EMBARGOED FOR PUBLICATION IN UK NEWSPAPERS UNTIL 24 HOURS AFTER CREATE DATE AND TIME) Queen Elizabeth II attends the 'A Gallop Through History' performance, part of the official celebrations for Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee during the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Home Park, Windsor Castle on May 15, 2022 in Windsor, England. The Royal Windsor Horse Show continued the Platinum Jubilee celebrations with the 'A Gallop Through History' event. Each evening, the Platinum Jubilee celebration saw over 500 horses and 1,000 performers create a 90-minute production that took the audience on a 'gallop through history' from Elizabeth I to the present day. (Photo by Max Mumby/Indigo/Getty Images)
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An unusual poll that floats the idea of Australia inventing its own royal family finds a surprising number of young adult Australians are in favour of being ruled by the British one

Cartoon captures election outcome

Mark Knight cartoon for Herald Sun, May 23, 2022
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Cartoonist Mark Knight has summed up the federal election result in his latest drawing for Kids News

Ancient tooth provides clue to extinct humans

The tooth discovered in the cave sediments of Ngu Hao 2 Cave. Picture: Fabrice Demeter, University of Copenhagen/CNRS Paris
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The discovery of a child’s tooth in a Laos cave can teach us a lot about an extinct and mysterious group of ancient people known as Denisovans

Young Ivy rollerskates to ‘mini’ World Cup win

Ivy Kerkemeyes, 9, from Adelaide, won the "mini" division of the Artistic World Roller Skating Cup in Italy, defeating 26 other girls with her score of 44.33 out of 50.
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The ‘mini’ division of the Artistic Skating World Cup in Italy delivered a major victory for an Adelaide roller girl, who first laced up and skated onto a local rink at the tender age of two

Ariarne sets world record at Aussie swim trials

Ariarne Titmus of Australia reacts after setting a new world record in the women's 400 metre freestyle final on day five of the 2022 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide on May 22, 2022. (Photo by Brenton Edwards / AFP) / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE --
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Aussie Olympic champion Ariarne Titmus has stunned the global swimming community, breaking the world record in her pet event after Zac Stubblety-Cook breaks the 200m breaststroke barrier

Tomato delivers vitamin D turbocharge

Purple tomatoes
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Over a billion people worldwide don’t get enough vitamin D in their diet or from the sun – but an engineered tomato could prevent health conditions by closing the gap in dietary deficiencies

Golden arches go dark across Russia

A man walks past a closed McDonald's restaurant in Moscow on May 16, 2022. - American fast-food giant McDonald's will exit the Russian market and sell its business in the increasingly isolated country, the company said May 16, 2022. In a statement McDonald's said: "After more than 30 years of operations in the country, McDonald's Corporation announced it will exit the Russian market and has initiated a process to sell its Russian business. Many Western businesses have pulled out of Russia since its invasion of Ukraine in February. (Photo by Natalia KOLESNIKOVA / AFP)
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From fast food to fast exit, the world’s most recognisable golden arches will be dismantled across Russia as the burger giant quits the country for good due to the crisis in Ukraine

Moments that made sporting history

Indigenous Sporting Firsts artwork for Kids News
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To celebrate Indigenous Sport Month, Kids News is looking at 50 sporting firsts achieved by Indigenous athletes through history, from Patty Mills to Cathy Freeman and everyone in between

Waddle they think at school?

MELBOURNE. 16/05/2022..  A different take on walking the pets to school. Every morning Edithvale kids Finn walking Ryan Gosling the Goose and sister Mia walking the family dog Sadie to school .   Contact id father Chris 0412984698  . Photo by Michael Klein
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A Victorian family’s pet goose shows birds of a feather don’t always flock together, preferring the company of his humans and canine best friend

Meet Australia’s new prime minister

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21: Labor Leader Anthony Albanese delivers his victory speech alongside his partner Jodie Haydon during the Labor Party election night event at Canterbury-Hurlstone Park RSL Club on May 21, 2022 in Sydney, Australia. Labor leader Anthony Albanese has claimed victory over Liberal Prime Minister Scott Morrison to become Australia's 31st Prime Minister. (Photo by James D. Morgan/Getty Images)
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Labor leader Anthony Albanese is to be sworn in as Australia’s 31st Prime Minister after his party won the federal election at the weekend

Australians love ‘true blue’ homemade TV

Still from animated children's TV show BLUEY
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There’s laughter, tears, the relaxed local lingo, a familiar family and a relatable, authentic Australian vibe – no wonder a new study has found we want more Bluey-style TV

Bulldozer PM crashes into young soccer player

ELECTION TEAM 2022 
LIBERAL BUS TOUR  18/5/2022  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison attends training night at the Devonport Strikers Soccer Club following the recent announcement by Gavin Pearce to upgrade ground facilities if re elected. This event is located in the electorate of BRADDON.  
 
ATTENDING:
The Hon Scott Morrison MP, Prime Minister
Mr Gavin Pearce MP, Federal Member for Braddon
Mr Drew Smith, President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Chris McKenna, Vice President, Devonport Strikers
Mr Malcolm Gory, Coach WomenÕs Super League

Picture: Jason Edwards
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Under-8s soccer player Luca Fauvette has become the unexpected star of the federal election campaign after his tangle with the PM on the pitch

Hundreds of UFO sightings confirmed

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 17: U.S. Deputy Director of Naval Intelligence Scott Bray explains a video of an unidentified aerial phenomena, as he testifies before a House Intelligence Committee subcommittee hearing at the U.S. Capitol on May 17, 2022 in Washington, DC. The committee met to investigate Unidentified Aerial Phenomena, commonly referred to as Unidentified Flying Objects (UFOs).   Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images/AFP == FOR NEWSPAPERS, INTERNET, TELCOS & TELEVISION USE ONLY ==
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The US Congress, or parliament, has held the first public hearing into UFOs in more than 50 years, with calls for greater investigation into hundreds of sightings

Eurovision has a new winner

Mark Knight cartoon on Ukraine's Eurovision win. For Kids News
arts

First Ukraine took out Eurovision, now its leader Volodymyr Zelensky is the winner in cartoonist Mark Knight’s political version of the famous song contest

Aussie teen’s triumphant Everest trek

17/05/2022 Gabby Kanizay at the summit of Mt Everest.. Gabby is the youngest Australian female to climb both Everest and Lhotse. picture : Facebook
humanities

There were happy tears as Melbourne teenager Gabby Kanizay made it the top of Mt Everest after a six-week trek and became the youngest ever Australian to conquer the world’s highest peak

Traditional Indigenous games build sports skills

London Olympics 2012 - Women's 20km Race Walk in London. Australia's Beki Lee in action.
indigenous news

Olympian Beki Smith loves learning traditional Indigenous – or Yulunga – games from her eight-year-old son. You can try them too by downloading the special Yulunga games guide in this story

TikTok teaching set to trump tired English tasks

12/5/22. TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts are set to take their place on the national English school curriculum, displacing Òstale, old-fashionedÓ writing taskd - teens Macy Adamson, 14, and Inara Lang, 15 using social media on there phones and some of them recording a tiktok  Picture: Keryn Stevens
humanities

TikTok, memes, blogs, podcasts and Instagram posts might shake up the curriculum and revamp old-fashioned English tasks as digital writing looks set to join the classics in the classroom

Surprise! Seeds grow in moon soil

Lunar Plants Research Documentation, Tuesday May 18th, 2021. Placing a plant grown during the experiment in a vial for eventual genetic analysis. Credits: UF/IFAS photo by Tyler Jones
space

Brought back by Apollo astronauts, soil from the moon has stunned scientists by supporting plant growth despite billions of years of cosmic radiation and solar wind on the lunar surface

Australia ranks second for child cyber-bullying

Female student sitting on her own at school. She has a smartphone in her hand and a stressed expression on her face. generic
safe kids

With nearly one in four Aussie kids experiencing cyber-bullying, but only 20 per cent of parents aware their child is being exposed to online abuse, experts say gap must close to help combat crisis

Tassie girl becomes face of AFL team bid

SUN TAS.  Push for a Tasmanian AFL team with Lily Champ 10 of Launceston the star of the advertising campaign.  Picture: Nikki Davis-Jones
sport

The young star of Tasmania’s campaign for its own AFL team is a ten-year-old girl who dreams of tackling the opposition on her home turf as a future AFLW talent, not moving to the mainland

First image of black hole in our galaxy

This handout image released by the European Southern Observatory (ESO) on May 12, 2022, shows the first image of Sagittarius A*, the supermassive black hole at the centre of our own Milky Way galaxy. - An international team of astronomers on May 12, 2022, unveiled the first image of a supermassive black hole -- a cosmic body known as Sagittarius A*. The image, produced by a global team of scientists known as the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) Collaboration, is the first, direct visual confirmation of the presence of this invisible object, and comes three years after the very first image of a black hole from a distant galaxy. Black holes are regions of space where the pull of gravity is so intense that nothing can escape, including light. (Photo by Handout / European Southern Observatory / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / European Southern Observatory" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
space

A global team of scientists has captured the first shot of a supermassive black hole in our own Milky Way galaxy

Barty: I want to inspire kids to chase their dreams

Ashleigh BARTY (AUS) poses as she visits Uluru in the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia on Friday, February 25, 2022. MANDATORY PHOTO CREDIT Scott Barbour/TENNIS AUSTRALIA
indigenous news

Indigenous Sport Month ambassador and retired tennis champ Ash Barty reveals her heroes and hopes for the future

Ban on Nazi swastika symbol

A man walks next to a logo of Nazi swastika during an anti-fascist rally outside the Court of Appeal during the testify of former MP and leader of Golden Dawn party Nikolaos Michaloliakos, on November 6, 2019, in Athens. - The 61-year-old Holocaust denier is one of nearly 70 defendants facing sentences of five to 20 years in prison. The main charge against them is participation in a criminal organisation, in addition to a host of other indictments related to murder and assault. (Photo by Angelos Tzortzinis / AFP)
civics

Victoria has become the first state or territory in Australia to introduce a ban on the Nazi swastika, a symbol of racism and hate since World War II and the Holocaust

Leo’s a cut above in the charity stakes

9 year old Leo Saw wants to help animals so he hopes he can raise some money by chopping off his much loved mullet. He has two dogs and wants all doggos to be safe and in warm homes so he started this fundraiser for the Lost Dogs Home. Leo prepares to chop his locks with his dog Elly.                      Picture: David Caird
humanities

Animal mad Melbourne boy Leo Saw is planning to cut off his prized mullet to raise money for the Lost Dogs’ Home

Footy ump would have been great in debate

Mark Knight political leaders debate for Kids News.
news

The Great Debate between our political leaders was more like a contact sport, according to cartoonist Mark Knight. If only there had been a football umpire to pull them into line

Great Barrier Reef’s summer of bleach grief

Coral bleaching on Stanley Reef, Great Barrier Reef, March 23 2022. Picture: Harriet Spark
environment

Cooler La Nina conditions over summer were not enough to stop mass bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef as the annual snapshot reveals 91 per cent of surveyed reefs show signs of stress

Marilyn Monroe pop art makes a motza

(FILES) In this file photo taken on April 29, 2022 a woman takes a photo of Andy Warhol's 'Shot Sage Blue Marilyn' during Christie's 20th and 21st Century Art press preview at Christie's New York in New York City. - An iconic portrait of Marilyn Monroe by American pop art visionary Andy Warhol went under the hammer for a record $195 million on May 9, 2022 at Christie's, becoming the most expensive 20th century artwork ever sold at public auction. "Shot Sage Blue Marilyn," produced in 1964 two years after the death of the glamourous Hollywood star, sold for exactly $195.04 million, including fees, in just four minutes in a crowded room at Christie's headquarters in Manhattan. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP)
arts

Screen star Marilyn Monroe’s lasting allure was the perfect match for Andy Warhol’s pop art style, with one famous portrait now the most expensive 20th century work ever sold at public auction

Gaming and sport could restore maths mojo

28/4/22: Samantha Devlin CEO of The Careers Department at St John XXIII Catholic College with year 6 students Mia Lucas (glasses), Rafael Nicodemus (boy) and Denika Fernandopulle (dark skinned girl) doing a science experiment. The story is about about careers counsellors going into primary schools to try to get kids interested in careers in maths and science.John Feder/The Australian.
mathematics

Online gaming or sports could help those teaching STEM subjects to better connect with kids, as dated methods fail to excite modern mathematical minds and experts warn of future skills shortage

Ms Pac-Man enters Hall of Fame

SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 22:  Pac-Man and Ms Pac-Man cosplayers attend Comic-Con International on July 22, 2016 in San Diego, California.  (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
technology

An early trailblazer in the gender debate, Ms Pac-Man has chomped her way into history after popularising female video characters and proving girl gamers were ready to play

NAPLAN testing moves online

Vic kids doing NAPLAN digitally for the first time with questions also being asked based on their abilities. St John Vianneys Primary School in Parkdale has been preparing for the national online assessment to make sure it goes ahead without any tech troubles. Ren 10 (centre) sit a practice NAPLAN test with fellow year 5 students Ivy 11 and Leroy 11, (front) Thao 10 and Billy 10 (back) on laptop computers.   
Picture: David Caird
news

As 1.2 million students around Australia start NAPLAN testing from Tuesday, the national assessment authority confirms extra security measures for students completing the assessment online

Monstrous megaraptor unearthed in Argentina

Life reconstruction of Maip macrothorax. Image credit: Agustín Ozán.
animals

Boasting terrifying talons, one mighty big belly and a bulky body the length of a three-storey building, this Cretaceous era Argentinian dinosaur was once the apex predator of the Andes

eSports in line for Brisbane Olympics debut

(FILES) In this file photo taken on July 27, 2019 Richard Tyler Blevins (on screen), aka Ninja, speaks to the crowd at the start of the 2019 Fortnite World Cup Finals - Round Two  at Arthur Ashe Stadium, in New York City. - Fortnite rejoiced on October 15, 2019 as a new chapter began, freeing them from staring at a black hole that marked the end of the last one. "Drop into a New World Fortnite Chapter 2 is available now. Share your #FirstDrop!," Fortnite tweeted.On Sunday, an asteroid blew up the Fortnite virtual world, where users must search for weapons and other resources while eliminating other players -- all while trying to stay alive. (Photo by Johannes EISELE / AFP)
sport

Competitive video gaming could be included at the Brisbane 2032 Olympic Games – but there are fears it will come at the cost of some iconic Australian sports

Injured flying fox spreads her wings again

Injured flying fox Werribee Open Range Zoo
animals

A broken wing is really bad news for a flying fox. But this girl is back gliding through the night thanks to life-saving surgery by vets from Werribee Open Range Zoo

Irwin family blazes digital art trail

The Irwins - Wildlife Warriors Picture: Australia Zoo
technology

No wilderness frontier is a match for the intrepid Irwin family and the new crypto universe is no exception, with the Australia Zoo wildlife conservationists launching a new digital art project

Sneaker addict gets his kicks from rare collection

Sneaker collector Michael Fan with a pair of his $1m Jordans at the Museum of Authentics exhibition in Brunswick. Picture: Jake Nowakowski
just for fun

A sneaker addiction has turned into an all-consuming passion for a Melbourne man, now hailed as having one of the top-five best collections on the planet

Inflation dragon turns up the heat

Mark Knight cartoon for Thursday April 28th
news

Economics might sound boring, but not when cartoonist Mark Knight conjures up a fire-breathing dragon and a postman PM to illustrate the challenges of rising prices

Chopper catches rocket … then drops it

Kids News: aerial view of the helicopter simulation of the rocket recovery, which was attempted for real on Tuesday in New Zealand. Picture: Rocket Lab
space

In scenes straight from the set of a Hollywood blockbuster, a real life helicopter crew in New Zealand has attempted to catch a falling rocket midair – and very nearly pulled it off

Bol’s belonging boost for youth

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Day 12. 04/08/21.  Athletics Finals and Semifinals at the Tokyo Olympic Stadium in Tokyo, Japan. Australias Peter Bol in the Final of the Mens 800m.    Picture: Alex Coppel.
civics

Peter Bol became Australia’s fastest ever 800m athlete at the Tokyo Games, now the Sudanese-born sensation is racing toward a new goal: supporting troubled youths in juvenile justice centres

Primary kids on lunch box clock

Newresearch shows that parents and teachers agree primary schools are not giving students enough time to finish eating the food in their lunchbox. Pic of  Kiara, 8 and Chloe, 5. Tuesday, April 12, 2022. Picture: David Crosling
health

Schoolchildren need at least 15 minutes to eat lunch, according to new research, but most primary schools are only giving students 10 minutes to race through their lunch box

Giant jungle bridge made of glass

TOPSHOT - A young visitor makes his way across the Bach Long glass bridge in Moc Chau district in Vietnam's Son La province on April 29, 2022. - Vietnam launched a new attraction for tourists -- with a head for heights -- on April 29 with the opening of a glass-bottomed bridge suspended some 150 metres above a lush, jungle-clad gorge. (Photo by Nhac NGUYEN / AFP)
news

A huge glass-bottomed bridge is set to bring international visitors to Vietnam after Covid, with Guinness World Records expected to confirm that the ‘white dragon’ is the biggest bridge of its kind

Covid kids can’t throw or catch

Pictured at Lilli Pilli Oval in Caringbah is Finn Thearle, Lily Thearle and Hugh Thearle.
They are looking forward to an undisrupted season winter sport that hopefully wont be affected by cover restrictions.
Picture: Richard Dobson
sport

The last two years of cancelled club sport and PE classes have left a large number of Australian children without sporting skills, as experts call for a rethink so Covid-impacted kids can catch up

Covid jab heroes now beat malaria

In this 2005 photo made available by the University of Notre Dame via the CDC, an Anopheles funestus mosquito takes a blood meal from a human host. The quest for the world's first malaria vaccine appears to have taken a big step. The first results from a late-stage test in seven African countries were released 18/10/2011. They show the experimental shots cut the number of cases of malaria in half in young children. In Africa, the major vectors for malaria are the Anopheles funestus and Anopheles gambiae.
health

The scientists behind the Oxford coronavirus vaccine have now come up with a vaccine to fight malaria which claims the life of a young child every minute

Migrant population shrinks for first time in decades

New Year's Day, Multicultural Victoria. 10 kids (one each from the 10 most common nationalities in Australia). The countries are: Australia, UK, India, China, New Zealand, Italy, Vietnam, Greece, Sri Lanka and Malaysia. Kids are aged from 6-15.Names so far: TAYLAH COLLINS, 11, born in the UK (London) LIAM COLLINS, 7, born in New Zealand (Auckland) VISHESH MURALI, 12, born in India LAUREN NGUYEN, 14, both parents born in VIETNAM
humanities

Australia’s migrant population has declined for the first time in 20 years amid the Covid-19 pandemic

Super koala Jagger to the rescue

Two-year-old Jagger has been bred as part of the Living Koala Genome Bank pilot project. Picture: University of Queensland
animals

Scientists are breeding super koalas with healthy genes in a conservation project to boost endangered populations along Australia’s east coast

Warning on harmful sour lollies

Charlie, 11,  with sour lollies. To go with story on how overindulging can cause tongue torture and dissolve teeth. Picture: Tim Carrafa
health

Kids and parents have been warned about the dangers of sour lollies after children suffered burns to their tongues

Crocs no match in trapdoor plant quest

STALKING: Keeping an eye on us while we were fishing in the Ord River W.A.
environment

Australian researches had to trek for three days in a crocodile-infested WA river to find a rare carnivorous plant that captures its prey with a trapdoor